Planning for the Active Management of Environmental Water

Jane DOOLAN, Beth Ashworth, Jody Swirepik

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Active environmental water management occurs whenever environmental water managers have some discretion or choice about the use of environmental water. Whenever these decisions are made, they need to be aimed at achieving the greatest environmental benefit for the environmental water to be used and contributing to the achievement of local river and wetland management objectives. This chapter outlines the policy principles and frameworks required to make these decisions in ways that provide confidence they represent the highest value environmental use, achieve good environmental outcomes, stand up to external scrutiny, and increase community confidence in environmental water management institutions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWater for the Environment
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Policy and Science to Implementation and Management
EditorsAvril Horne, Angus Webb, Michael Stewardson, Brian Richter, Mike Acreman
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9780128039458
ISBN (Print)9780128039076
Publication statusPublished - 16 Aug 2017


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